Whole Body Cryotherapy
What is it?
What started as a tool to help reduce pain caused by fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis in Japan back in 1978, has now been picked up by the athletic industry to assist in reducing inflammation and help accelerate recovery time.
How does it work?
Cryotherapy involves taking Liquid Nitrogen vapors and releasing it into a partially confined chamber, otherwise known as the Cryosauna. Once the Cryosauna has reached a freezing temperature of -180°F to -264°F, the participant will step into the chamber wearing undergarments, booties, socks, and gloves. A freeze cycle can last anywhere from 1.5 to 3-minutes which is equivalent to a one hour, full body, ice bath.
What can I expect during a session?
During a session in the Cryosauna, the participant’s extremities send signals to the brain which in turn, result in the body moving blood from the extremities to the core, in order to protect the internal organs. The blood being forced to the core area increases oxygen within the circulatory system which can increase the delivery of nutrients and enzymes to muscles and joints.
At completion of the 1.5 to 3-minute session, the body will begin to warm up. During this process, the oxygen enriched blood that has been pumped throughout the body may increase the metabolic rate which in turn may produce an endorphin rush. The Cryosauna has been also been linked to a reduction in muscle soreness, fatigue, stiffness / joint pain, and an increase in mobility.
Potential Benefits of the Whole Body Cryosauna:
- Sports and Fitness
- Increased Energy / Enhance performance
- Reduce inflammation
- Accelerate recovery time
- Pain Management
- Reduced inflammation
- Accelerate recovery from injuries
- Provide pain relief from arthritis and other chronic ailments
- Beauty and Spa
- Produces signs associated with anti-aging
- Stimulate collagen production
- Tighten pores
- Potentially burn 500-800 calories per treatment when used in conjunction with diet and exercise.
NOTE: These potential benefits are attributed to participants that have used the Cryosauna for a minimum of five (5) treatments.
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